Bokrecension – Braving the wilderness

Författare: Brené Brown

Handling: True belonging doesnt require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are. Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our livesexperiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.Brown argues that were experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture thats rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, its easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; its a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. Its a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts. Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and its the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.
Kommentar: Jag har hört några bokrekommendationer av den här författaren som jag känt att jag vill läsa någon gång. De var dock på svenska, men den här boken, Braving the wilderness, är den senaste av henne och precis med den här såsom de senaste böckerna passade jag på att lyssna på hos storytel. Hon verkade ha kloka saker att säga.

Det blev dock lite svårt att helt ta till sig innehållet när jag inte såg texten framför mig eller tog del av den på ett annat språk. Det hade kunnat bli så mycket bättre. Men jag gillade att lyssna på den, den var ju bara tre timmar. Det jag framförallt minns var att den tog upp det här med olikheter och platstillhörighet och hennes önskan om att vi ska öppna oss mer och bli mer tillgänglig för annat, människor som plats. Fin och tänkvärd och uppmuntrande.